CL175 Cam-chain an­swered!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - NEWS & EVENTS - Richard Pit­man

Just to re­as­sure Michael Dur­rant: his CL175 en­gine (same as CB175) has a clip link in the cam-chain as stan­dard, as shown in the fac­tory work­shop man­ual. After­mar­ket cam-chains are end­less, but must be split be­fore fit­ting, then re-joined with a riv­eted link. The orig­i­nal clip link doesn’t fit the after­mar­ket chain. On the 175 en­gine, the camshaft sprocket is part of the camshaft, and the cam-chain has to be split for dis­as­sem­bly and re­assem­bly, even as part of a full re­build. The later CB200 en­gine has a bolt-on camshaft sprocket, and this en­gine has an end­less cam-chain as stan­dard fit­ting. By un­bolt­ing the cam sprocket there is suf­fi­cient space to wag­gle the cam-chain into po­si­tion, when an end­less chain is fit­ted as part of a full en­gine re­build. Hope that helps! Ber­tie says: “There you go, Michael!”

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